Snow Day

It doesn’t snow much in Castle Valley (especially compared to Salt Lake — where the lake effect snow really brought the valley a lot of snow. The mountains that make up the southern valley-boundary get several inches of snow almost weekly, but down the geology of the mountains and cliffs and mesas that surround the valley aren’t […]

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NYE 2015

How I spent my New Year’s Eve, pictures of Castle Valley, and what I’m thankful for…

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Prehistoric Museum

To celebrate my surviving a very nasty encounter with what was most likely food poisoning, Beth and I visited the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum.  There, they had ACTUAL Utahraptor bones (including a real, not replica, fossil of a NASTY piece of bone known as the KILLING CLAW), a beautiful and in-tact Mammoth skeleton, and many Fremont […]

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Christmas 2014

Beth declared that Christmas is now Utahraptormas, so I made her a necklace of a velociraptor claw, and a website explaining the tradition.  It was fun. 🙂 Here is our rosemary tree with presents under it: And a lovely shot of our little garden space, with snow: It has snowed a bit here and there […]

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10-21-14

An early birthday present for Beth, I ordered these hand-made, beautiful mugs from Droste Pottery. Fantastic.

For a week now, we’ve had water coming out from the baseboards in the laundry room. We finally got a plumber to come and check it out. After cutting several holes in the drywall, he found the busted pipe, and spent most of the rest of the day fixing it. There was water everywhere, and it’ll take a long time to dry out, but we got the leak fixed.

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First Morning

Whether it was the excitement of moving in to a new house, or the fact that my bedroom is the designated “cat safe-room” while we put the rest of the house together (the cat food/water and litter box is in there), I did not sleep very well last night. The wind woke me up around […]

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Smog Fog and Snow

So far, this January has been better than the one from 2013.  We’re still dealing with some nasty smog, but the storms that drive it away are a) more frequent, and b) less severe. As the country is currently being wrecked by a Polar Vortex, Salt Lake City is business as usual.  Smog, Fog, and […]

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First Snow – 2013

Sean Markey | snow day

Say hello to the first snow storm of 2013.  It was quite unexpected! I snapped this pic as Beth and I were leaving for work.  The only shoes I have are minimalist sandals, so it was a very interesting, cold morning.  Time to go shopping for some proper winter shoes, I guess!  

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Perfect Snowflakes

Today it snowed big giant flakes, and then it stopped. And then it started snowing tiny perfect snowflakes.  Usually the snow is just a white blob, something undefined.  But these were visibly symmetrical.  It was really difficult to capture them on camera, but in a few pictures you can see one or two really well […]

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Nano 2012

We meet again, NaNoWriMo. Since 2006, I have tried for nearly every year to complete this novel-writing challenge.  50,000 words in a month?  I should be able to do that.  I’m a fast typer, I like to write and am willing to devote hours to it at a time. But it hasn’t been so easy. […]

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